Very able or competent; skilled • Often followed by at something: She’s no slouch at finding good restaurants/ When it comes to golf he is definitely no slouch
[1796+; fr British dialect slouch, ”awkward, lazy person,” found by 1515]
[noh-smoh-king] /ˌnoʊˈsmoʊ kɪŋ/ adjective 1. . adj. 1905; the sign wording itself is attested by 1817. Smoking is a vice to [sic] — and a national one, of such magnitude that railroad corporations throughout all their routes in the United States, have a special command in large letters, conspicuously placed at depots and inside of […]
1. a combining form meaning “disease,” used in the formation of compound words: nosology. combining form 1. disease: nosology word-forming element meaning “disease,” from comb. form of Greek nosos “disease, sickness, malady,” of unknown origin. noso- pref. Disease: nosology.
[nos-uh-koh-mee-uh l] /ˌnɒs əˈkoʊ mi əl/ adjective 1. (of infections) contracted as a result of being hospitalized; hospital-acquired. /ˌnɒsəˈkəʊmɪəl/ adjective 1. (med) originating in hospital: nosocomial disease adj. 1855, from Latin nosocomium, from Greek nosokomeion, from nosos “disease.” Nosocome was a 17c. word for “hospital.” nosocomial nos·o·co·mi·al (nŏs’ə-kō’mē-əl) adj.
[nos-uh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌnɒs əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/ noun 1. . nosogenesis nos·o·gen·e·sis (nŏs’ō-jěn’ĭ-sĭs) or no·sog·e·ny (nō-sŏj’ə-nē) n. See pathogenesis.